Patience, Hard Work & Faith

“I just want everything to happen RIGHT NOW!!” Phrases like “I deserve this, damn it!” or “I’ve worked so freakin’ hard, why isn’t my dream a reality yet??” I’ve struggled with these thoughts more often than I’d like to admit. These thoughts cloud my head with...

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A Tribute to Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin is the reason I became a singer. She is my music hero. I remember so vividly the first time I heard “Respect”. I was 12 years old and listening to her Greatest Hits on my iPod. I remember those first few brass notes hitting me like a tidal wave, and...

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The Beginning of a New Era

Julianne Q and the Band. For nearly two years that’s how we’ve been known. We’ve made countless memories performing under this name to our amazing Q Nation fans all around Chicago. Over the last six months, our identity has grown. We have a new lineup, a new sound and...

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Introducing Our New Guitarist – Chris Arwady!!

Egan, Jeff and I are THRILLED to welcome the newest addition to our band/family - Chris Arwady! I met Chris through our mutual friend and amazing sax player, Destiny "TK" Pivonka. TK and her band "Heartless Pariah" host a weekly pro jam every Tuesday night at Moe's...

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Writing Retreat Reflections: Peaks and Valleys

My musical/ entrepreneurial journey has always been filled with peaks and valleys. This week leading up to our band’s writing retreat had some really hard blows that lead me into some deep valleys. Ironically or not, spending this weekend focusing on songwriting led...

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A BIG Thank You

The first week of 2018 has already flown by, yet I'm still reflecting on how many amazing moments make 2017 so rewarding. Last year was full of many up's and down's - both personally and professionally. I released my first ever album. I went through and came out of a...

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Monthly Residency in the Daily Herald!

Brian is one of the biggest fans and supporters of local music I’ve met, and I’m grateful to have met him. You can check out Brian’s article that includes his view of our “engaging blues-tinged pop” here!

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